Well, mosey back down the steps to the shop, GrandBRATS had showed up, and were acting acting…LOUDLY. Time for me to disappear…
Got the rest of the mortises chopped out. Went fairly fast, too. I then set about adding the rebate for the plywood shelf. Nothing too hard about it, at least for the short stretchers
Just set the Wards #78 to about 1/2” width, and a 1/4” deep. Checked the depth with a combo square on the plywood itself, too. As for the two long ones, they needed a jig or two to keep them still long enough for the plane to work
Had a block still screwed down to the bench, added a clamp to hold the far end of the board tight. And just plow away.
Ok, got all four pieces done. Rounded up every clamp in the shop. Time for a glue up
All that trouble to label which part went where? Right out the window….parts were close enough that little fitting was really needed. Had a split in the one leg, so some glue and a c clamp to the rescue. Couple places needed a little extra “motivation” to close up. Getting closer
Could have used a couple more clamps, IF I had any. sat it upright on the bench, grabbed the top, and placed it on the base…..and watched it rock and roollll. Hmmm, well happen to have a couple shorter clamps left over, clamp the top down to the base at the tops worse points
By golly we might be getting somewhere? Still have two drawers to build, the runners for them to slide on, and some way to attach the top. Oh , and figure the cuts to make to get a bottom shelf made, and get it to fit.
Not every day I get the entire day to play in the Dungeon Shop. Might have logged 6-7 hours in there today.
Stay tuned, more to come.
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